Tory shambles

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby The Prof » 20 Oct 2022, 16:45

Lord Rother wrote:Sod selecting from within. The Tories should look abroad for a secondment.

I'd vote for Pete Buttigieg.

Has more integrity, wit and intelligence than the whole sorry lot put together.


He's a Democrat and probably to the left of Starmer!

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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Samoan » 20 Oct 2022, 17:43

ChrisB wrote:Although Liz Truss was only in office for 44 days, because she held the post of PM, she is entitled to a annual salary of £115,000 for the rest of her life.
Unbelievable.

Also protection and a driver.
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Limpin' Jez McKenzie » 20 Oct 2022, 17:55

I am starting to be like Cato, ending all my sentences on whatever subject with "...and furthermore, I think we need to have a general election".
I kept thinking "swim as far as you can, swim as far as you can".

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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Lord Rother » 20 Oct 2022, 18:33

The Prof wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Sod selecting from within. The Tories should look abroad for a secondment.

I'd vote for Pete Buttigieg.

Has more integrity, wit and intelligence than the whole sorry lot put together.


He's a Democrat and probably to the left of Starmer!


Good grief, yes, I forgot that! :o :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Tory shambles

Postby copehead » 20 Oct 2022, 18:40

I think the Tories are going to go for that iceberg lettuce in a wig, it is popular with Daily Express readers
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 21 Oct 2022, 08:26

Positive passion wrote:I am starting to be like Cato, ending all my sentences on whatever subject with "...and furthermore, I think we need to have a general election".


Splendid idea. Cato Maior was a man of consequence and consistency:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carthago_delenda_est

By the way, your closing line could have been put to good use ever day in the past long years of the Tories being in charge.

And now, back to Liz and her potential GBP 115,000 per annum.
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Limpin' Jez McKenzie » 22 Oct 2022, 08:40

I continue to be astonished by the number of Tories the BBC can find to come on programmes to say we need to stand behind x, y, or z provide stability, establish an economic plan and unite the country, when a) the Tories have had 12 years to do this and yet here we are,and b) the current instability, poor economic outlook and disunited country have ALL been caused or hugely exacerbated by Tory policy over those 12 years.
I mean, I know they are Tories, but how can they say this stuff so shamelessly? They should be literally falling on their swords in the studio, however messy that might look at breakfast time.

We need a general election.
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby mudshark » 22 Oct 2022, 10:29

Wouldn't it be to their advantage to call for an election? Things are bad now and it's going to get worse, regardless of who's in charge. If I were the leader of the conservatives, I'd give the reign to the other side and watch them go up in flames, only to rise up like a Phoenix later on. Would there be a Brentance when labour is in charge again?
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Samoan » 22 Oct 2022, 11:33

Positive passion wrote:
We need a general election.

Of course but funded by what?

People are fiddling with their "Smart" Meters to produce lower fuel consumption readings.
I can only hope there aren't going to be explosions.

Still I see people this morning having Moped food delivered (unless it's not food) and people wandering around with £6 fancy coffees and bags of pain au chocolat.
I'm baffled.
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.

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Re: Tory shambles

Postby The Prof » 22 Oct 2022, 13:56

mudshark wrote:Wouldn't it be to their advantage to call for an election?


It wouldn't be in the interests of most Tory MPs to call for a General Election at they'll lose their jobs.
It would be an election wipeout.
48 seats is one prediction down from 357.
That's over 300 of them ejected from Parliament.

A lot of them are sticking behind Johnson as they believe he's the best choice for them to continue as MPs after the next General Election.
It's frightening.

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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Rayge » 23 Oct 2022, 13:20

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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 23 Oct 2022, 18:57

Samoan wrote:
Positive passion wrote:
We need a general election.

Of course but funded by what?

People are fiddling with their "Smart" Meters to produce lower fuel consumption readings.
I can only hope there aren't going to be explosions.

Still I see people this morning having Moped food delivered (unless it's not food) and people wandering around with £6 fancy coffees and bags of pain au chocolat.
I'm baffled.


Signs of our times -

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Postby Rayge » 23 Oct 2022, 21:21

Mendacious Haystacks is out of the contest: seems the party prefers a more prolonged suicide, and he couldn't drum up the support
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 Oct 2022, 00:19

I was listening to Radio 4's "Any Answers" the other day, the show that follows the politics question show "Any Questions."
A listener called in to pledge her support for Boris Johnson and declared in a very plummy voice that Liz Truss was "all fart and no shit" presumably meaning talked but didn't follow through. Anyway, she was cut off quite speedily with the presenter expressing her disappointment. " You can't say that on the BBC!" I laughed my fucking head off.
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby J » 24 Oct 2022, 00:57

Minnie Cheddars wrote:I was listening to Radio 4's "Any Answers" the other day, the show that follows the politics question show "Any Questions."
A listener called in to pledge her support for Boris Johnson and declared in a very plummy voice that Liz Truss was "all fart and no shit" presumably meaning talked but didn't follow through. Anyway, she was cut off quite speedily with the presenter expressing her disappointment. " You can't say that on the BBC!" I laughed my fucking head off.

I was listening to that too. Made me laugh out loud.

There was another Tory-related "you can't say that" moment on Radio 4 about a week back.
It was on the "Today Programme" and Miriam Margolyes was in the studio being interviewed about the recently-deceased Robbie Coltrane.
On her way in to the studio she'd met the recently-interviewed and departing Jeremy Hunt (new Tory Chancellor). At the end of her own interview she related that she'd wanted to say "Fuck you, bastard" to Hunt when their paths had crossed earlier.
This was met with "Oh, no, no, no, you mustn’t say that. No, you can’t say that! We’ll have to have you out of the studio now.”
Here's a link to the story on The Guardian's website (with audio clip included) : https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/oct/15/miriam-margolyes-swears-live-on-air-about-chancellor-jeremy-hunt
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 Oct 2022, 01:10

Oh that’s wonderful!
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Deebank » 24 Oct 2022, 09:34

J wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:I was listening to Radio 4's "Any Answers" the other day, the show that follows the politics question show "Any Questions."
A listener called in to pledge her support for Boris Johnson and declared in a very plummy voice that Liz Truss was "all fart and no shit" presumably meaning talked but didn't follow through. Anyway, she was cut off quite speedily with the presenter expressing her disappointment. " You can't say that on the BBC!" I laughed my fucking head off.

I was listening to that too. Made me laugh out loud.

There was another Tory-related "you can't say that" moment on Radio 4 about a week back.
It was on the "Today Programme" and Miriam Margolyes was in the studio being interviewed about the recently-deceased Robbie Coltrane.
On her way in to the studio she'd met the recently-interviewed and departing Jeremy Hunt (new Tory Chancellor). At the end of her own interview she related that she'd wanted to say "Fuck you, bastard" to Hunt when their paths had crossed earlier.
This was met with "Oh, no, no, no, you mustn’t say that. No, you can’t say that! We’ll have to have you out of the studio now.”
Here's a link to the story on The Guardian's website (with audio clip included) : https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/oct/15/miriam-margolyes-swears-live-on-air-about-chancellor-jeremy-hunt
Thank you, Miriam!



In fairness to Liz Truss, the 'Fart/Shit' analogy is way off the mark. By which I mean there was actually plenty of shit (her economic policy) along with the fart and it was very unpleasant shit at that.
The 'substance was the whole 'Britannia Unchained' thing, the monetarist Hayek/Friedman model that many conservatives claim to endorse.
The irony being that the very markets the theory places all of its faith in, rejected it :lol:

Miriam Margolyes is a national treasure though obviously.
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Deebank » 24 Oct 2022, 14:08

All hail PM Squishy Nutsack!
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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Deebank » 24 Oct 2022, 14:30

And, as if in celebration...

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Re: Tory shambles

Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Oct 2022, 18:00

Suella Braverman.
Home Secretary.
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